Hondius, Antarctica

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New for 2019, the M/V Hondius cruise ship has been built to the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels, making her the perfect choice for Antarctica cruise expeditions. Enhanced polar technology means you can enjoy the polar regions with as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. The focus of all expeditions remains on discovery and taking advantage of amazing wildlife opportunities. A powerful fleet of zodiacs is on hand to ensure quality outings and swift landings so guests can make the most of their time in Antarctica. Itineraries include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctica Peninsula; an animal lovers dream come true. Get up close with penguins and marvel at the rugged landscape.

Topside, the accommodations aboard the MV Hondius Antarctica are extremely comfortable, with a choice of cabins to suit all budgets. Catering to 176 passengers, there are 9 cabin types on offer, ranging from quad-cabins through to suites with private balconies. All cabins are spacious with carpets, storage space and private en-suite bathrooms. Social areas are elegant and cozy and include a large dining room where delicious meals are served in-between activities, fully stocked bar, and the whole of deck 5 has been reserved for multi-language lectures and presentations plus observation lounge with panoramic windows.

The 72 staff and crew aboard the MV Hondius are on hand during your Antarctica cruise to help you to create a trip of a lifetime. Book online today or call us to reserve your space.


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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Required Extras: National Park Fees, Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Hondius Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 107.6 meters
  • Beam 17.6 meters
  • Top speed 15 knots
  • Engines 2 x ABC main engines; total 4200 kW
  • Max guests 176
  • Number of cabins 83

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares